Thursday, October 30, 2014

Land of the free?

(Reuters) - A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone but has tested negative for the virus ventured out of her home in Maine and took a bike ride on Thursday, defying a quarantine order and setting up a legal collision with state authorities.
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Hickox says she is completely healthy and has been monitoring her condition and taking her temperature twice a day.
from U.S. nurse defies Maine's Ebola quarantine, takes bike ride

The nerve of some people. She should just obey unquestioningly - it's the new normal in America, land of the free. The government doesn't need a good reason to order us around - mass hysteria was good enough for Nazi Germay (which was also a free country, according to the propaganda posters), so it's good enough for us.